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  • Relay for Life Kickoff

    Event Location: Buffalo Wild Wings, Suncrest Towne Centre

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  • Barrackville Middle School athletes make donation to breast cancer research

    Barrackville Middle School athletes make donation to breast cancer research

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  • WVU women’s basketball players visit cancer patients

    WVU women’s basketball players visit cancer patients

    Several members of the WVU women’s basketball team made a surprise visit to the WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center this past week. It was an opportunity for them to talk with patients in the infusion center and present each with a silk rose. “We wanted to show our appreciation of what they are going through, and let them know that they aren’t alone,” said Lucky Rudd, a recent recruit to the Mountaineer team. “I hope our visit will brighten their day, if only temporarily,” said Chania Ray, #12 and a guard for the Mountaineers. Patients said it was very nice of the players to take time out to visit with them. Several patients, like Donald Bower, had their pictures taken with them. “I appreciate the rose, and plan to give it to my wife to enjoy as well,” Bower said.

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  • Pancake breakfast raises more than $2K for Comfort Fund

    Pancake breakfast raises more than $2K for Comfort Fund

    A recent pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Morgantown will benefit patients at the Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The event raised nearly $2,400 for the Cancer Center Comfort Fund, which is available to help patients with various areas of need associated with cancer treatment including: medication costs, lodging, transportation, and other supportive and social services.

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  • Cradles for Cancer raises breast cancer awareness and support for research

    Cradles for Cancer raises breast cancer awareness and support for research

    The WVU wrestling team is raising breast cancer awareness and supporting research to fight the disease. During the annual Cradles for Cancer pink match on Feb. 11, the Mountaineers collaborated with WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute to offer fans the chance to own an official pink Mountaineer T-shirt in exchange for a $10 dollar minimum donation to the Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Program. More than $700 was raised through the shirts, and an additional $1,000 donation to the program came from Monarch Youth Wrestling in Glen Dale, WV. In just one week, the young wrestlers and their parents raised the money by asking for donations from their friends and family members. Monarch Coach Joe Giovengo said he and his staff wanted to teach the kids about “giving back, caring for one another, and supporting a great cause that has affected so many people.” Giovengo, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, and his family, including his mother, a two-time breast cancer survivor, were all honored during the pink wrestling match. 

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  • 2018 WVU STEM Ambassador Program announced

    2018 WVU STEM Ambassador Program announced

    The program is a great opportunity for WVU students to earn some extra money this summer, improve their teaching and leadership skills, and camp in beautiful locations in the West Virginia wilderness, all while spreading their enthusiasm for science to children across the state.

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  • Ask the Experts: Preventing Childhood Obesity - March 1

    Ask the Experts: Preventing Childhood Obesity - March 1

    On March 1, from 2-3:30 p.m., the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) will host an Ask the Experts virtual session on preventing childhood obesity. Expert panelists from Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, West Virginia Prevention Research Center and the CDC Division of Population Health will address the intersection of community based research, policy development and program implementation to prevent childhood obesity.

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  • WVU groups to host body positivity event Feb. 19

    WVU groups to host body positivity event Feb. 19

    Groups and organizations across West Virginia University are collaborating to create a night of body acceptance for students. The WVU Collegiate Recovery Program, WELLWVU, Carruth Center, WVU Medicine Student Health and the WVU Women’s Resource Center will host “Accepting EveryBODY” on February 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the WVU Recreation Center, Meeting Room A.

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  • CDC to offer continuing education course on vaccine immunization in Morgantown

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering a continuing education course titled CDC Pink Book Training: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases on April 10-11, 2018, at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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  • Bodies of Truth exhibit at HSC part of WVU Campus Wide Art Crawl

    Bodies of Truth exhibit at HSC part of WVU Campus Wide Art Crawl

    Bodies of Truth: An Artist's Creative Exploration through Cancer by Lacie Wallace will be the featured exhibit at the Health Sciences campus during the WVU Campus Wide Art Crawl on Feb. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. Through her art, Wallace shares self-portraits and other artwork she has painted throughout her experience in and out of hospitals as a patient with cancer. Her bright and intimate portraits are coupled with narratives written by her as well as those around her who have been moved by her courage and stamina including members of her healthcare team and others. Wallace’s artwork is housed in the Health Sciences Library. Follow the Facebook event page for more details about the WVU Campus Art Crawl.

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